Making waves 製造風波

更新時間 2012年 8月 29日, 星期三 - 格林尼治標準時間11:11
CJ Hobgood in action at the Billabong Pro Tahiti surfing competition in Tahiti

CJ Hobgood in action at the Billabong Pro Tahiti surfing competition in Tahiti. Photo: AP


Early surfing boards were made out of solid wood and were extremely difficult to steer. In the 1930s American surfer Tom Blake made a lighter, hollow board and added a fin under the tail, which meant that surfers could control the board better. Since then, new materials like fibreglass have been used to gradually make boards lighter and more manoeuvrable.

早期的衝浪板都是實木製作的,所以非常難駕馭。在上世紀 30 年代時,美國衝浪者 Tom Blake 製造了一款空心體輕的衝浪板,並在尾部底加了一個鰭,這樣有助於衝浪者對衝浪板的控制。從那以後,不斷有新的材料用於衝浪板的製作,比如玻璃纖維讓衝浪板更加輕巧和容易受控。


如果某人或某事 makes waves 這就意味著他們對外產生了影響,製造風波。


The footballer is making waves. I think a lot of people are shocked by his comments.

This news story is really making waves this week. Everyone is talking about it.

In the conference, he talked about the gadgets that made waves last year.


我們用 wave goodbye to something 形容向某事或某物揮手告別,接受得不到某物的事實。

I'm always late for work at the moment. I think I can wave goodbye to a pay rise this year!

If you want to get top grades, you can wave goodbye to your social life - you'll have to study every night.


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